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2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Architectural Engineering, B.S.


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Program Director

Dr. Christopher Raebel, P.E., S.E.
Office: CC-27B
Phone: (414) 277-7302
Email: raebel@msoe.edu

This four-year bachelor of science degree program prepares engineers for careers in engineering and designing buildings and building systems. Lecture and laboratory courses integrate theory and the practical application of design principles, practices, methods and materials.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates of the B.S. AE program are expected to pursue and achieve registration as a professional engineer after attaining the required years of work experience stipulated by the relevant licensing board.
  2. Graduates of the B.S. AE program are expected to have advanced their technical and professional skills through lifelong learning (e.g., graduated with an advanced degree, regular attendance at conferences and seminars, achieved specialty certifications).
  3. Graduates of the B.S. AE program are expected to have demonstrated a commitment to their profession and to their community by having served in a leadership role in one or more professional and/or public service organizations relevant to their area of expertise.
  4. Graduates of the B.S. AE program are expected to have demonstrated an appreciation for sustainable design by having included aspects of sustainability in their completed projects.
  5. Graduates of the B.S. AE program are expected to have demonstrated appropriate courses of action in situations involving conflicting professional and ethical interests.

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Design Specialties

There are three design specialties offered in the architectural engineering program beginning in the junior year. Students must select one of the design specialties:

  • Building electrical systems
  • Building mechanical systems
  • Building structural systems

View Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Architectural Engineering Model Full-time Track - V7.0


Year One


Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 48 credits


Year Two


Total: 14 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 17 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 15 credits

Spring


Total: 15 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 17 credits

Total: 49 credits


Year Three


Total: 15 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 16 credits

Winter


  • Elective (HU/SS) 3 credits
Totals

BSS: 13 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 15 credits

BMS: 13 lecture hours -  4 lab hours - 15 credits 

BEPS: 14 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 15 credits 

Spring


Design Specialty Course (see note 2)

Totals

BSS: 16 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 17 credits

BMS: 15 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 17 credits 

BEPS: 15 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 17 credits 

Total: 48 credits


Year Four


Total: 11 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 14 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 3 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 12 lecture hours - 5 lab hours - 16 credits

Total: 46 credits


Total: 191 credits


Note:


1There are 12 credits of humanities and social science (HU/SS) electives, 6 must be in humanities (HU) and 6 must be in social sciences (SS).

2  These three credits may be taken from the math (MA) or science (BI, CH, PH, SC) area.  Consult the Academic Catalog for prerequisites and limitations.

All students must choose one of the three specialty sequences of classes beginning in the winter quarter of the junior year. These specialties include: Building Structural Systems (BSS); Building Mechanical Systems (BMS); or Building Electrical Power Systems (BEPS)

Prerequisite courses vary by specialty.  See Academic Catalog for prerequisite courses.

Refer to the Academic Catalog for a detailed list of requirements for entrance into senior project sequence.

6  A “technical elective” is defined as any engineering, business, management or technical communications course, 200/2000 level or higher. Courses taken as technical electives may not be used to satisfy a minor.  Enginering technology (ET, MY), general education (GE), humanities (HU/SS), mathematics (MA), nursing (NU) or nursing-specific courses/electives, orientation (OR), pure science (BI, CH, PH, SC), ROTC (AF, AR, NS) or undergraduate research (UR) courses are not eligible as technical electives.

7  These 3 credits may be taken in any 200 level or above course (or equivalent, if awarded in the form of transfer credit) that is not preparatory to the program track.

Students are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam in their senior year, as a condition of graduation. Students must present official results to the Registrar’s Office as proof of having satisfied this requirement.

Students in the Air Force ROTC program can make the following substitutions: AF 300 for General Elective, AF 301 for EN 441 AF 4142  for SS 455  (an SS elective).

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,http://www.abet.org.

Architectural Engineering Electives


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